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Thursday, September 29, 2016

ARC Review: Secrets In The Snow

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28645639-secrets-in-the-snow?from_search=true

Please Note:  I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  This does not influence my opinions in my review in any way.

Synopsis (From GoodReads):
The young Jane Austen is not particularly interested in getting married, although she does find the mysterious Mr. Lefroy an intriguing possibility--but first she has to deal with the accusation that her cousin Eliza is a French spy, and solve a murder.

Review:
I wanted to love this book.  I hate writing negative reviews.  Since I adore Jane Austin (and most anything having to do with her), reading this "novel of intrigue and romance" was painful.  I have argued with myself over whether or not to even write any review at all.  But I feel part of my role as a reviewer is to help people steer clear of works that are a waste of time.  This gives me no joy to do this, but here it goes.

The story starts out pleasant enough, with Jane Austin being the house guest of one of her brothers.  Deep in reading, she is unobserved in the library when her brother gets news that their cousin, Eliza, is suspected of being a spy for the French.  Jane is incredulous as she has just invited Eliza for a visit.  Realizing the War Office has used Jane to lure Eliza into a trap, Jane sets out to warn her cousin.  A tale of intrigue?  That would have been fun.  But when a murder is introduced into the story, the narrative goes from riveting to ridiculous.   As an avid fan of Jane Austin and the Georgian era, I found the manners and actions of this book to be insulting.

One of the joys of reading a Jane Austin book is her keen observations on the manners of her time.  There were strict rules of conduct between men and women that had consequences.  Yet there are so many situations in Secrets In The Snow, by Michaela MacColl, that would never happen that I wonder if the author has researched the time period at all.  At one point in the story, Jane discovers a body in the snow.  She runs to get her brother (plausible) but then works with him and a male visitor to solve the crime.  
                   
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Not in a million years would the males of a house let a female be involved in anything that serious.  The moment she would have told them, the men would have promptly told Jane to leave it to the men to deal with and shoo her out the library door.  It would not have occurred to a man of that time to think a woman was even capable of rational thought, let alone treat her as an equal!  They would also have immediately felt it was their duty to shield Jane from any potential scandal that could taint her marriageability in the future. 

The book would have been much better if Jane had been told not to interfere, and then solved the murder with the added impediment of needing to be stealthy.  That would have been much more interesting and true to the era.

There are also several scenes between Jane and a character named Tom that would never happen.  No woman would ever walk alone with a man, hold hands with a man, or drink alcohol alone with a man without ruining her reputation.  And she would not allow a man to kiss her without, "Will you marry me?" escaping his lips first.  These may seem like quibbles, but these action are so out of place, that they make the whole story seem comical.

I also feel the attempts at foreshadowing future novels such as Pride and Prejudice to be insulting. Heaven forbid that Jane could be creative on her own.  No, she has to get "inspiration" from Tom.  He just happens to have five sisters (P & P), suggests improvements for Sense and Sensibility, and even tells Jane one day she could make a living out of writing her little stories.   Um, that would have been offensive to a woman of Jane's social class.


                   
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The resolution of this murder mystery is also a farce.  Since it is not my policy to write reviews with spoilers, I will not say who did the deed.  But, besides being painfully obvious, several people cover up for the murderer.  With her strong religious beliefs (her father was a clergyman), Jane would never be tempted to help someone get away with murder.

If you are a Jane Austin fan such as me, do not waste your energy on reading this book.  I know the author must have worked hard and I respect anyone who has completed a book and gotten it published.  But I truly wish she had stayed true to the time period. 

Rating: 



Release Date:  October 4th, 2016

Source:  NetGalley

Format:  ARC E-book

Recommendation:  This reads like poorly done fanfic (apologies to those writing actual fanfic).  Do not waste your time.  
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

ARC Review: How To Make Out by Brianna Shrum

Please Note:  I received an ARC copy of this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.  This does not influence the opinions in my review in any way.

Synopsis (From GoodReads):
Sixteen-year-old Renley needs three thousand dollars for the math club’s trip to New York City, and she knows exactly how to get it: she’s going to start a how-to blog where people pay for answers to all of life’s questions from a “certified expert.” The only problems: 1) She doesn’t know how to do anything but long division and calculus. 2) She’s totally invisible to people at school. And not in a cool Gossip Girl kind of way.

So, she decides to learn to do . . . well . . . everything. When her anonymous blog shifts in a more scandalous direction and the questions (and money) start rolling in, she has to learn not just how to do waterfall braids and cat-eye makeup, but a few other things, like how to cure a hangover, how to flirt, and how to make out (something her very experienced, and very in-love-with-her neighbor, Drew, is more than willing to help with).

As her blog’s reputation skyrockets, so does “new and improved” Renley’s popularity. She’s not only nabbed the attention of the entire school, but also the eye of Seth Levine, the hot culinary wizard she’s admired from across the home-ec classroom all year.

Soon, caught up in the thrill of popularity both in and out of cyberspace, her secrets start to spiral, and she finds that she’s forgotten the most important how-to: how to be herself. When her online and real lives converge, Renley will have to make a choice: lose everything she loves in her new life, or everyone she loves in the life she left behind.


Review:
I'm not fond of writing negative reviews.  Usually they are needlessly snarky and mean.  But I do feel a responsibility to steer people away from book that I think are problematic.  And so, with this in mind, I am going to expound upon why this book didn't work for me.

What I Didn't Like:
Situation:
Under the heading, "It could only happen in a novel" comes the idea that a person's blog is an instant hit (and a money-maker, to boot)!  NO WAY.  Having a hit blog is an essential part of this story, but I must say from my own experience, it takes a tremendous amount of dedication to create a popular blog.  And, even with such popularity, it is very difficult to make money from blogging.  As a blogger, I found this foundation to be insulting.

Cliched Tropes:
One of the most often used story lines in YA is the best friends who are meant for each other, if only they would give it a go.  I am not one for spoilers, but I will say that the guy, Drew, does something in this book that I consider unforgivable.  I just didn't see how Renley could get past it.

Cyber Disaster:
I have seen, first hand, the devastating effects of social media turning on young girls.  It is a life-altering event that has long-term consequences.  I think the author does a disservice to teens by downplaying what happens to Renley.  I know teens who have been threatened and had to switch schools after having issues with social media.  In this book, there are a few problems for Renley, but they seem to be easily blown over after just a few weeks.  Not realistic.

What I Did Like:
Theme:
I think the theme of the book, being true to yourself and not being seduced by popularity, is a worthy subject matter.  I just think that the situations and consequences were completely unrealistic.  I wish that it would have been less contrived, and more thoughtful in its delivery.

Rating:


Release Date:  September 6th, 2016

Source:  Edelweiss

Format:  ARC E-Book

Recommendation:  Although the theme is thought-provoking, this book is too unrealistic to be believable.


 
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

ARC Review: The Demon Girl's Song

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29436000-the-demon-girl-s-song?from_search=true&search_version=service
Please Note:  I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  This does not influence my opinions in my review in any way.

Synopsis (From GoodReads):

More than anything, Andín dal Rovi wants to escape her small town life, helping her father in the store, watching her younger brother prepare to take the place at University she’d longed for.
Instead of escape, she gets a thousand-year-old demon stuck in her head, and she loses everything – her home, her family and her country.
In the quest to regain her identity, she finds herself racing against time to uncover the secrets of her world – and save it from utter annihilation.


Review:

Since becoming a book blogger and really delving into reading, I have noticed that if a character is gay, the book (no matter what subject it was SUPPOSED to be about) becomes an 'Issue' book.  It's as if some authors feel that being gay is the only important thing in a character's life.  That is why I really enjoyed The Demon Girl's Song, by Susan Jane Bigelow.  There are some gay characters, but it is only one aspect of their lives.  These people are allowed to be full characters, have big adventures,  AND have romance.  It was so refreshing to see this representation.


What I Liked:

Setting:

I liked the vagueness of the setting.  Since this is a fantasy book, the author has the freedom to create a world rich in it's own traditions.  There are emperors, kingdoms, and demons.  There is some technology, such as trains and electric lights, but only in the rich areas of the kingdom.  Sexism is alive and well in this universe.  There are plenty of reminders of what it must have been like for women around 120 years ago.

Andin:

This young woman is resilient, resourceful and going crazy when a demon jumps into her body.  I loved how she had to figure out how much control the demon had over her.  Since they blend together, she questions who she is.  Is she different from before the demon entered her body?  What would she be like without the demon?  It is our experiences that shape our personalities, after all.  Good and bad experiences help to form our lives.

The Romance:

I loved the romance in the book.  It is realistic and heartbreaking.  I don't want to spoil anything, so I am reluctant to get into details.  But I thought is was a very good depiction of how a romance such as this would pan out in that society.


What I didn't like:

The Ending:

As the book progressed towards the ending, I thought there was going to have to be a sequel in order to resolve all the loose ends.  But the author chose to end the book quickly, and (I felt) unrealistically.  I didn't understand what had happened.  Also, in the Epilogue, they mentioned a problem that would occur in 12 years, but there was no mention of how it was resolved.
  
If the ending had been stronger, this would have been a five star review.  But I am still giving it four stars, for the wonderful characters, unusual story, and a strong romance.

Rating: 


Release Date:   September 25th, 2016

Source:  NetGalley

Format:  E-book

Recommendation:  A fast-paced fantasy with wonderful characters.  


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29436000-the-demon-girl-s-song?from_search=true&search_version=service







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Monday, September 26, 2016

Bay Area Book Events #14

This has become such a monstrously large list, that I have decided to only show events four weeks in advance.  The master calendar will continue to show all the events I can find that are listed on each bookstore's site.

I am attempting to make this a one stop place to find book signings in the San Francisco Bay Area! I will mostly focus on YA books, but I will also include some general fiction if I think it will be of interest. I think this is an extensive list, but there is always the possibility that I missed an event (Hey, I'm human). If you think there is an event that I should include, please leave me a note in the comments section. Thanks.

All graphics have links to GoodReads so you can check them out.

As always, it is a good idea to call the store a day or two before to confirm that the scheduled event is still on.  I have learned that these events change constantly.


September
 

September 26th, 2016 at 6:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23989925-swarm?from_search=true#
Book:  Swarm
Author:  Scott Westerfeld
Location:  Book Passage (San Francisco)
Address:  1 Ferry Building
Tel: (415) 835-1020
 


September 26th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25241483-the-past?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Past
Author:  Tessa Hadley
Location:  Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909


September 27th, 2016 at 6:30pm





Book:  Valley Of The Moon
Author:  Melanie Gideon
Location:  A Great Good Place For Books
Address:  6120 LaSalle Avenue, Oakland
Tel:  (510) 339-8210



September 27th, 2016 at 7:30pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28116847-here-i-am?from_search=true&search_version=service

Note: This is a City Arts & Lectures Event.  You must buy tickets.

Book:  Here I Am
Author:  Jonathan Safran Foer
Tickets: City Arts & Lectures
Location:  Nourse Theater
Address:  275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA
Tel: (415) 563-2463
 

September 28th, 2016 at 6:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25027372-cloud-and-wallfish

Book:  Cloud and Wallfish
Author:  Anne Nesbet
Location:  Books Inc.
Address:  1491 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA
Tel:  (510) 525-7777 

This is the launch party for this local author! 


September 28th, 2016 at 7:00pm
 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22466429-kids-of-appetite?from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20820994-i-ll-give-you-the-sun?from_search=true

Books:  Kids Of Appetite & I'll Give You The Sun
Authors:  David Arnold & Jandy Nelson
Location:  Books Inc.
Address:   74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto

Tel:  650-321-0600
 

September 28th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28116847-here-i-am?from_search=true&search_version=service

Book: Here I Am
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Location: Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909



September 29th, 2016 at 6:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28664920-mischling?ac=1&from_search=true
Book:  Mischling
Author:  Affinity Konar
Location:  Book Passage (San Francisco)
Address:  1 Ferry Building
Tel: (415) 835-1020



September 29th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28114478-lady-cop-makes-trouble?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Author:  Amy Stewart
Location:  Books, Inc., (Palo Alto)
Address:  855 El Camino Real #74,  Palo Alto, CA
Tel:   (650) 321-0600



September 30th, 2016 at 12:00pm


 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26247008-truly-madly-guilty?ac=1&from_search=true#


Literary Luncheon

Tickets $55 (Includes lunch and signed book)

Book: The Nightingale
Author: Kristin Hannah
Location: Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909

This is one of my favorite books that I have read this year, and I am so excited that she will be coming to the Bay Area!!!

October 2016


October 1st, 2016 at 11:00am


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27302965-embers-of-the-earth?from_search=true

Book:  The Blessings Of Gaia series
Author:  Robert Balmanno
Location:  Barnes & Noble
Address: 3600 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose
Tel: (408) 984-3495


October 2nd, 2016 at 4:00pm


Book: Crooked Kingdom
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Location: Hosted by Linden Tree Books at Hillview Community Center
Address: 97 Hillview Avenue, Los Altos
Tel: (650) 949-3390 (Linden Tree Books)

If you pre-purchase this book online at Linden Tree Books, you will get priority seating and a number guaranteeing your spot in the signing line.


October 2nd, 2016 at 5:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29363365-inhabited?from_search=true
Book:  Inhabited
Author:  Charlie Quimby
Location:  Books, Inc. (Laurel Village)
Address:  3515 California Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 221-3666

October 2nd, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22062202-marked-in-flesh?from_search=true

Book:  Marked In Flesh

Author:  Anne Bishop

Location:  Hicklebee's Children's Books

Address:  1378 Lincoln Ave., San Jose

Tel:  (408) 292-8880

 
October 3rd, 2016 at 7:00pm


Book:  To The Bright Edge Of The World
Author:  Eowyn Ivey
Location:  Books, Inc., (Palo Alto)
Address:  855 El Camino Real #74,  Palo Alto, CA
Tel:   (650) 321-0600


October 4th, 2016 at 6:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27917957-to-the-bright-edge-of-the-world?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  To The Bright Edge Of The World
Author:  Eowyn Ivey
Location:  Book Passage (San Francisco)
Address:  1 Ferry Building
Tel: (415) 835-1020


October 4th, 2016 at 6:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31351907-escape-velocity?from_search=true

Book:  Escape Velocity
Author:  Susan Wolfe
Location:  Books Inc. (Palo Alto)
Address: 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto
Tel:  (650) 321-0600


October 5th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27274443-manitou-canyon?from_search=true

Book:  Manitou Canyon
Author:  William Kent Krueger
Location:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909


October 6th, 2016 at 5:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29430620-children-of-eden?from_search=true

This is a ticketed event and is expected to be very popular.  Tickets are $35 and includes a signed book and photo op)

Book:  Children Of Eden
Author:  Joey Graceffa
Location: Book Passage (San Franscisco)
Address:  1 Ferry Building
Tel: (415) 835-1020


October 8th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26895153-the-book-of-esther?from_search=true
Book:  The Book Of Esther
Author:  Emily Barton
Location:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909


October 8th, 2016 at 2:00pm
Women's National Book Association at Litquake present "Ghosts, Bones, and Dust: Novels Of Life And Death"

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25110965-and-again?from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27037113-murder-on-the-quai?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26192308-reliance-illinois?ac=1&from_search=true


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29901992-cooking-for-ghosts?from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30151348-the-village-of-bones?from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25177005-the-murder-of-mary-russell?ac=1&from_search=true


Location:  Books Inc. (Opera Plaza)
Address:  601 Van Ness Street, San Francisco
Tel: (415) 776-1111


October 10th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26893819-the-girls?from_search=true
This is a ticketed event
https://www.jccsf.org/arts-ideas/emma-cline/

Book:  The Girls
Author:  Emma Cline
Location:  JCCSF
Address:  3200 California Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 292-1200



October 10th, 2016 at 7:00pm



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27276274-my-last-continent?ac=1&from_search=true
Book:  My Last Continent
Author:  Midge Raymond
Location:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909


October 11th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29430729-the-kid?from_search=true
Book:  The Kid
Author:  Ron Hansen
Location:  Books Inc. (Santa Clara)
Address:  2712 Augustine Drive, Santa Clara
Tel: (408) 727-1500


October 13th, 2016 at 11:00am
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30658719-qb?ac=1&from_search=true
Tickets are $34 (Includes a signed book)

Book:  QB My Life Behind The Spiral
Author:  Steve Young
Location: Book Passage (San Franscisco)
Address:  1 Ferry Building
Tel: (415) 835-1020


October 13th, 2016 at 3:00pm


Book:  The Inquisitor's Tale
Author:  Adam Gidwitz
Location:  Hicklebee's Children's Books
Address:   1378 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose
Tel:  (408) 292-8880


October 13th, 2016 at 6:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30658719-qb?ac=1&from_search=true
Book:  QB My Life Behind The Spiral
Author:  Steve Young
Location: Barnes & Noble
Address:  313 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera
Tel:  (415) 927-9016


October 13th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25064648-the-reader?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28954166-tattoo-atlas?from_search=true
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18520647-where-futures-end?from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22749511-when-my-heart-was-wicked?from_search=true

 NYMBC Presents Sci-Fi vs. Fantasy writers!
Location:  Sports Basement
Address:  1590 Bryant Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 575-3000



October 13th, 2016 at 7:00pm



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29430729-the-kid?from_search=true
Book:  The Kid
Author: Ron Hansen
Location:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909


October 14th, 2016 at 7:00pm




Book:  The Wangs vs. The World
Author:  Jade Chang
Location:  Books Inc. (Opera Plaza)
Address:  601 Van Ness Street, San Francisco
Tel: (415) 776-1111



October 14th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30972176-michelangelo-s-ghost?from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28504477-masking-for-trouble?from_search=true

 Mystery Night at A Great Good Place For Books

Book:  Michelangelo's Ghost
Author:  Gig Pandian
Book:  Masking For Trouble
Author:  Diane Vallere
Location:  A Great Good Place For Books
Address:  6120 LaSalle Avenue, Oakland
Tel:  (510) 339-8210 


October 15th, 2016 at 2:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28504477-masking-for-trouble?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28504477-masking-for-trouble?ac=1&from_search=true



Book:  Michelangelo's Ghost
Author:  Gig Pandian
Book:  Masking For Trouble
Author:  Diane Vallere
Location: Book Passage (San Franscisco)
Address:  1 Ferry Building
Tel: (415) 835-1020


October 15th, 2016

Litquake

This is an evening of bookish events in San Francisco.  There are so many events that I will not even try to describe them all.  Just go to this website and start planning your evening.  Many of the events are in bars so you may be out of luck if you're over 21.


October 20th, 2016 at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27065377-beware-that-girl?from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26067507-places-no-one-knowshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29236380-girl-in-pieces?from_search=true

Book:  Girl In Pieces
Author:  Kathleen Glasgow
Book:  Beware That Girl
Author:  Teresa Toten
Book:  Places No One Knows
Author:  Brenna Yovanoff 
Location:  Barnes & Noble
Address:  4972 Dublin Blvd., Dublin
Tel:  (925) 560-1495 

October 21st, 2016 at 7:00pm
YA Author Night!


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29236380-girl-in-pieces?from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28686840-holding-up-the-universe?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26067507-places-no-one-knowshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27065377-beware-that-girl?from_search=true


Authors:  Kathleen Glasgow, Jennifer Niven, Brenna Yovanoff, and Teresa Toten
Location:  A Great Good Place For Books
Address:  6120 LaSalle Avenue, Oakland
Tel:  (510) 339-8210  

 
October 22nd, 2016 at 2:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26258306-the-twelve-days-of-dash-and-lily?from_search=true

Book: The Twelve Days Of Dash and Lily
Authors:  Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Location:  Books Inc.
Address:  601 Van Ness Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 776-1111

October 23rd, 2016 at 3:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23288266-impyrium?from_search=true

Book:  Impyrium
Author:  Henry H. Neff
Location:  Books Inc. (Laurel Village)
Address:  3513 California Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 221-3666

October 24th, 2016 at 7:00pm 
YA Fantasy Author Panel

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23203252-a-shadow-bright-and-burning?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24690795-traveler?from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27190613-and-i-darken?from_search=true


Book:  And I Darken
Author:  Kiersten White
Book:  A Shadow Bright And Burning
Author:  Jessica Cluess
Book:  Traveler
Author:  Arwen Elys Dayton

Location:  Barnes & Noble
Address:  5604 Bay Street, Emeryville
Tel:  (510) 547-0905

 
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